Lao People's Democratic Republic: Road Sector Governance and Maintenance Project

Sovereign Project | 47085-001

Summary

The Lao PDR Road Maintenance Project seeks to cultivate sustainable and efficient road asset management practices by strengthening governance and capacity in planning, financing, and implementing routine and periodic road maintenance in selected provinces. In close alignment with the Government of Lao PDR''s decentralization policy, the project will (i) strengthen institutional capacity of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) and the provincial Departments of Public Works and Transport (DPWTs) in undertaking road maintenance responsibilities, and (ii) finance routine and periodic maintenance of selected national and provincial roads in the target provinces.

The project's impact will be improved delivery of public services in road asset management. The outcome will be implemented sustainable road asset management in the provinces of Sarvavan, Xekong and Attapeu.

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Project Name Road Sector Governance and Maintenance Project
Project Number 47085-001
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8492-LAO: Road Maintenance
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The Lao PDR Road Maintenance Project seeks to cultivate sustainable and efficient road asset management practices by strengthening governance and capacity in planning, financing, and implementing routine and periodic road maintenance in selected provinces. In close alignment with the Government of Lao PDR''s decentralization policy, the project will (i) strengthen institutional capacity of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) and the provincial Departments of Public Works and Transport (DPWTs) in undertaking road maintenance responsibilities, and (ii) finance routine and periodic maintenance of selected national and provincial roads in the target provinces.

The project's impact will be improved delivery of public services in road asset management. The outcome will be implemented sustainable road asset management in the provinces of Sarvavan, Xekong and Attapeu.

The outputs of the project are (i) improved governance and effective practice for sustainable road asset management, (ii) strengthened institutional capacity at national and provincial levels of MPWT and relevant stakeholders for implementation of sustainable road asset management, and (iii) completed road asset maintenance and rehabilitation of sections of national and provincial roads.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project supports the recommendation in ADB''s Transport Sector Assistance Program Evaluation (SAPE) for improved road maintenance and capacity building programs at the provincial level. The project also closely aligns with the prevailing government''s policy and ADB''s Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Lao PDR 2012 -2016, both of which support inclusive and sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction by focusing on rural areas. ADB''s 2011 Transport Sector Assessment, Strategy and Road Map (ASR) for Lao PDR recognizes the need to support road maintenance as a key component of ADB''s future assistance to the Lao PDR transport sector. The proposed project captures the essence of ADB''s Sustainable Transport Initiative (STI) which defines a transport system that is accessible, safe, environment-friendly, and affordable. ADB''s Country Operations Business Plan (COBP) 2013-2015 includes this project in the assistance pipeline for Lao PDR.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Project preparatory technical assistance consultant is undertaking stakeholder communication, participation and consultation. Findings and recommendations from these stakeholders' consultations will be incorporated into the project design.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The consulting services for the project preparatory technical assistance was awarded to Oriental Consultants Co., Ltd. (now called Oriental Consultants Global Co. Ltd.) in joint venture with International Development Center of Japan, in association with Mekong Consultants Co., Ltd.
Responsible ADB Officer Kang Hang Leung
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works and TransportDept of Housing and Urban Planning, Lao
PDR, Lane-Xang Ave., Vientiane Lao PDR
P.O. Box 206
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 24 Oct 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

TA 8492-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Oct 2013 25 Nov 2013 25 Nov 2013 30 Nov 2014 31 Mar 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 90,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 840,000.00 24 Oct 2013 408,550.27

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